This Saturday head to Medusa for special guest L.A. News with Blam City resident Ed Blammo for new disco, 80’s boogie, electro & dreamwave. Never heard of LA News?
LANews is a DJ/Producing duo formed in Los Angeles in 2008 consisting of long time friends Mike Venneri and Dustin Torres. Originally formed as a means to bring their favorite up and coming Los Angeles dance music to the masses, LANews has gone on to play out live and produce original songs and remixes. Their debut mix entitled “Rolls Royce’n” was a big hit in the local LA scene and their follow up mix albums “10 & 12 O’clock” have gone on to receive critical acclaim by some big names, enabling them to play sets with Binary records at some high profile gigs in LA
Federation Sound (Kenny Meez & Max Glazer) have teamed up with Mr. Lexx for Lex-I-Con The Mixtape. The mixtape is 44 tracks and features plenty of Federation dubs, his contribution to Major Lazer (Hold Di Line), new freestyles over Beamers, Benz & Bentleys among others and much more. Needless to say this is solid from start to finish and will be great to listen to over the long weekend. Stream and download the mix as 1 track below or follow the links to download the mix individually tracked and for full track list and artwork.
It’s a double dose of heavy bass this weekend with Subdivision last Fridays at Khyber and then the Double Dutch x Subdivision rager at the M Room with Ikonika.
Subdivision is every last Friday upstairs at The Khyber. Residents Flufftronix and Lady Prowl bring in special guest Chicagoan Willy Joy (don’t boo him too much 😉 ). No cover all night with $1 PBRs and $2 Kenzingers.
Ikonika released her debut album on label head Code9’s Hyperdub, most known for their release of Burial’s albums. Natty Boh Peep from Subdivison in Pittsburgh joins local Subdivision and Double Dutch resident Lady Prowl, while Double Dutch ladies Gun$ Garcia & Jess Okay host. All this madness is free before 11 and only $5 after.
Earlier this month XLR8R featured Ikonika just as she was ready to start out on her North American tour.
Bee Eater Records presents Ethel Cee’s Dirty Samples. This 7 track EP is produced entirely by Fel Sweetenberg is available for download here. Pay what you want and choose your audio quality, whether is 320 MP3, FLAC, VBR etc. The album also features Dave Ghetto from Hustle Simmons and the legend Bahamadia. The whole EP bangs as expected but I’ve picked one of my favorites to share.
Saturday, head to TastyTreats for the Dirty Samples listening party from 9 – 10:30 with complimentary food from the Latest Dish. Then 9th Wonder and Sonny James guest with resident Mike Nyce. It’s $10 all night with $3 drinks and $2 beer specials until midnight!
Made To Order has a brand new tee to celebrate the Flyers advancement to the 2010 Stanley Cup. The above image covers the front of the shirt, while the back features “Phly Or Die” and is available in white or Flyers Orange. Check out more images and then order one from the Made to Order online shop.
Straight Out of the Jungle and 1988, the Jungle Brother’s Because I Got It Like That.
In related news, Dres from Black Sheep has teamed up with Dave (Trugoy) of De La Soul, Q-Tip, of ATCQ and Mike Gee from Jungle brothers for the Black Sheep feat Native Tongues track Birds of a Feather off Dres’ From The Black Pool Of Genius out June 29th.
Philly’s ONLY community radio station is WPEB 88.1 FM, broadcasting live every day from 52nd and Hazel in West Philly. On Monday, come by for an outdoor sound clash hosted by DJ Champé of the Lion’s Den. Champé is a longtime stalwart of the Philly reggae scene, with current residencies at Reggae Wednesdays at Medusa and a new one in June at Mill Creek Tavern. He also opened for The Wailers at their recent Philly-area show.
But the day will feature music from across WPEB’s musical spectrum, with heavy doses of hip-hop, jazz, funk, soul, and r&b. Bring a radio, bring a friend.
Start Memorial Day weekend off early with a Brazilian happy hour at Center City’s Chima. Their spacious bar and lounge area is perfect to mix and mingle with Brazilians and Brazilophiles. Braziladelphiaconvidados especiais (special guests) Paul Johnson, Honorary Consul of Brazil in Philadelphia and Alex Shaw, Musical Director of Alô Brasil, will be on hand as well as O Equipe Braziladelphia.